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Douglas County Historical Society

at Historic Fort Omaha
30th & Fort Streets

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5730 N. 30 St, #11B Omaha, NE 68111

Phone: 402-455-9990
Fax: 402-453-9448
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Hours

General Crook House
Monday - Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
1 to 4 p.m.

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Library Archives
Monday - Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturdays by Appointment

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July 3-4
Closed in Observance of Independence Day Holiday
 

July 11
DCHS Genealogy Club
Library Archives Center
1 - 4 PM

Interested in researching your family history? Have you already started your research, but have hit a dead end?

Join Douglas County Historical Society for a monthly class in genealogy. Work with the Historical Society’s researcher, Max Sparber, to explore various techniques for building your family tree, and share your discoveries with your classmates.

Classes are three hours long. The first hour is for beginners, and will introduce basic techniques in genealogy. The second hour is for everybody, and is an open hour to do research, share discoveries, ask questions, and help each other. The third hour is for advanced students and will teach more complicated or time-consuming techniques of researching a family tree.

Classes are $5 for members and $10 for non-members. This month’s meeting will be held at the DCHS Library Archives Center on July 11 at 1pm. To register, email members@douglascohistory.org or call 402-455-9990, ext. 101.

July 12
Second Sunday Talk
Omaha's Immigration History
Presented by Dennis Mihelich
Fort Omaha Campus, Building 10, Room 110
2 PM

Join us as we welcome retired Creighton University professor of history Dennis Mihelich who will analyze Omaha’s rich immigrant population. Learn how immigration patterns and world crises have shaped the people and culture of Omaha — from the German immigrants of the 1880s to the Sudanese influx of the 1990s.The talk is presented by the Douglas County Historical Society with funding provided by the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Memorial Foundation.

This Second Sunday Talk will be held on July 12 at 2 pm at the Fort Omaha campus of Metro Community College in Building 10 Room 110. The event is free for members and $5 for non-members. Please call 402-455-9990 ext. 101 or email members@douglascohistory.org for reservations.

July 28
Page From Our Past
Library Archives Center
5:30 - 6:30 PM

Douglas County Historical Society will feature Nebraska author Paul Hedren’s book Ho! For the Black Hills: Captain Jack Crawford Reports the Black Hills Gold Rush and Great Sioux War at our July 28th Page from Our Past author event taking place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the DCHS Library Archives Center. The program focuses on history-based authors, both of fiction and non-fiction, and is held the fourth Tuesday of each month in the evening. A Page from Our Past is a casual and intimate roundtable discussion, where the audience has the opportunity to get up close and personal with the authors. Each program concludes with a book signing and time to meet one-on-one with the featured author.

In 1875, a young man from Pennsylvania known as Captain Jack joined the Dodge Expedition into the Black Hills of Dakota Territory, penning letters to the Omaha Daily Bee during that time and for six months in 1876. His correspondence featured unusual and intriguing details about the relative merits of the gulches, the vagaries and difficulties of travel in the region, the art of survival in what was essentially wilderness, the hardships of inclement weather, trouble with outlaws, and interactions with American Indians.

Paul L. Hedren of Omaha is a retired National Park Service superintendent. He is the award-winning author of ten books, including First Scalp for Custer and After Custer: Loss and Transformation in Sioux Country.

Cost to participate in these discussions is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is required and seating will be limited to 20 participants. To register, email members@douglascohistory.org or call 402-455-9990, ext. 101.